You’ve probably heard the term “pumps are the worst,” and it certainly applies to the majority of pools.
In the words of one pool owner, “the pool was just a dump.”
The average home pool has to be rebuilt every two to three years, costing upwards of $500,000.
The biggest pool renovation projects can cost $300,000 or more, and even the most minor improvements can take years.
“Pumps aren’t designed to last forever,” said Lisa Hulman, who owns the Crystal Lake pool in North Carolina.
“They are built to last for a very long time.”
When the pool was built in 1973, there was only one drain in the pool.
Today, there are six drains in the building, which can run from the pool’s center console to the top.
In 2017, there were 2,000 to 3,000 people in the room, which was more than 10 times the capacity.
This means the average time to get a new pump is 10 years.
If you can’t afford a new pool, there’s no reason not to rebuild it, especially if it’s in a new house.
“If you’re not sure whether the pool is ready to use, ask,” said Hulmans pool owner partner, Jeff Hulmen.
“Ask your local pool maintenance person about the potential for a new installation.
You can also check on the pool condition.
Are there leaks?
Are there holes in the drain?
Are the drains dry?”
A new pool in your backyard could look like this in 2017.
A pool maintenance man walks by the pool in Crystal Lake, North Carolina, as he looks over the pool on May 18, 2020.
(Photo: Michael Patrick, AP) The best advice to give is to always go with the flow.
“We have a lot of water in our building, so when we have problems with the pool, we are always looking at what’s next,” said Crystal Lake’s Hulme.
“The only way to fix the pool without rebuilding it is to get rid of it.”
Hulmans pool is a perfect example of this.
It’s been in the house for more than 20 years, and the current water table is about 7 inches above ground.
The pool’s top is covered in moss, so the only way it could possibly be damaged is if the house was demolished or if it was flooded.
The water was never supposed to be this high.
“It’s just too big for the pool to get any water,” said the pool maintenance employee, who wished to remain anonymous.
If a pool is in the middle of a flood, a major repair is required.
A new water main would cost between $1 million and $2 million and take three to five years.
Hulmens home pool is still in good condition, and he said he plans to install a new water tank sometime in the future.
“There is a lot more to life than the water,” he said.